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Managing God's Higher Learning - U.S.-China Cultural Encounter and Canton Christian College (Lingnan University),... Managing God's Higher Learning - U.S.-China Cultural Encounter and Canton Christian College (Lingnan University), 1888-1952 (Hardcover, New)
Dong Wang
R2,182 Discovery Miles 21 820 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Managing God's Higher Learning offers a distinct empirical study of Lingnan University and addresses issues of adaptation and integration. Author, Dong Wang, demonstrates that many aspects of Lingnan - governance, links with the local society, financial management, education for women - have either never been made the subject of scholarly discussion or are different from what we think we know about U.S.-China relations in the past. As the first co-educational institution of higher learning in China, Lingnan made monumental strides in the management of programs for women, a fact which confounds the assumptions made by China historians. The author argues that Lingnan's growth, resilience and success can partly be accounted for by entrepreneurial operations. Wang also contends that Lingnan found ways to adapt and "layer" a Christian presence at a time when the nationalization and secularization of higher education was making rapid headway. Based on information from archives located across the Pacific, this book will appeal to scholars of Chinese history as well as those interested in Sino-American relations.

Handbook for Undergraduate Research Advisors (Paperback): Faith A. Wilson, Jeffrey L. Thomas Handbook for Undergraduate Research Advisors (Paperback)
Faith A. Wilson, Jeffrey L. Thomas
R698 Discovery Miles 6 980 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Written for diverse academic audience, this text serves as a handbook for professors, instructors, and advisors who oversee data collection by undergraduate students for the purpose of writing a research report. Section One provides background information concerning today's diverse undergraduate student population and the increasing emphasis placed on research in the college classroom and field settings. Section Two presents strategies for enhancing the research writing skills of undergraduate students. Finally, Section Three examines specific research contexts, including service learning projects, science lab/ fieldwork, internships, portfolios, and visual arts inquiry. Adult educational theory is woven throughout the text, along with international perspectives.

Diary of a Dean (Paperback): Herbert I. London Diary of a Dean (Paperback)
Herbert I. London
R665 Discovery Miles 6 650 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Diary of a Dean is a memoir of Herbert London's years at New York University. It follows his personal path from professor and ombudsman to dean of a new "experimental" college. The period in question parallels a tumultuous era in higher education. London's experiences placed him in the eye of the academic hurricane. Although there was considerable debate about the content and nature of higher education in this overheated period, London attempted to maintain a balance between a traditional devotion to the canon of western civilization and emerging technologies and innovations that permit a flexible delivery of education. Maintaining this balance, as London's words indicate, was not easy. There were pressures from many quarters including, most significantly, the polarization of the faculty. Serving as a dean in an experimental college and, at the same time, remaining devoted to a Matthew Arnoldian view of the curriculum was not something he anticipated as a youthful professor. But for anyone eager to learn about the evolution of higher education in the last few decades, this book is indispensable reading.

Practising Public Scholarship - Experiences and Possibilities Beyond the Academy (Paperback, New): Katharyne Mitchell Practising Public Scholarship - Experiences and Possibilities Beyond the Academy (Paperback, New)
Katharyne Mitchell
R549 Discovery Miles 5 490 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

A cross-disciplinary collection of 20 essays describing the journey to public scholarship, exploring the pleasures and perils associated with breaching the town-gown divide. Includes contributions from departments of geography, comparative literature, sociology, communications, history, English, public health, and biology Discusses their efforts to reach beyond the academy and to make their ideas and research broadly accessible to a wider audience Opens the way for a new kind of democratic politics-one based on grounded concepts and meaningful social participation Includes deeply personal accounts about the journey to becoming a public scholar and to intervening politically in the world, while remaining within a university system Provides a broad prescription for social change, both within and outside the university

The Associate University Librarian Handbook - A Resource Guide (Hardcover, New): Bradford Lee Eden The Associate University Librarian Handbook - A Resource Guide (Hardcover, New)
Bradford Lee Eden
R2,047 Discovery Miles 20 470 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

The associate university librarian is tasked with running the various services and workflows of academic research libraries, allowing the head university librarian to focus on the acquisition of resources through fundraising and external public relations. Although the positions of assistant or associate university librarians and deans are considered a training ground for upward movement in the profession, there are surprisingly few mentoring experiences available. The Associate University Librarian Handbook: A Resource Guide looks to change that. Bradford Lee Eden has brought together a variety of helpful topics for university librarians. The first section provides a broad overview of the field and what it means to be an associate librarian. A section on managing change, a topic endemic to the academic library in these times, follows. The next section deals with the question of funding the library enterprise and managing resources, with chapters on how best to handle budget reductions, cultivating donors and donor relations, and managing a research function. The fourth section covers career management, and includes chapters on navigating the transition to university librarian. A concluding section deals with leadership and defining the future. Intended for both those in the position of associate university librarian and for those aspiring to get there, The Associate University Librarian Handbook will be a valuable tool and guide.

The Fall of the Faculty (Paperback): Benjamin Ginsberg The Fall of the Faculty (Paperback)
Benjamin Ginsberg
R668 Discovery Miles 6 680 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Until very recently, American universities were led mainly by their faculties, which viewed intellectual production and pedagogy as the core missions of higher education. Today, as Benjamin Ginsberg warns in this eye-opening, controversial book, "deanlets"-administrators and staffers often without serious academic backgrounds or experience-are setting the educational agenda. The Fall of the Faculty examines the fallout of rampant administrative blight that now plagues the nation's universities. In the past decade, universities have added layers of administrators and staffers to their payrolls every year even while laying off full-time faculty in increasing numbers-ostensibly because of budget cuts. In a further irony, many of the newly minted-and non-academic-administrators are career managers who downplay the importance of teaching and research, as evidenced by their tireless advocacy for a banal "life skills" curriculum. Consequently, students are denied a more enriching educational experience-one defined by intellectual rigor. Ginsberg also reveals how the legitimate grievances of minority groups and liberal activists, which were traditionally championed by faculty members, have, in the hands of administrators, been reduced to chess pieces in a game of power politics. By embracing initiatives such as affirmative action, the administration gained favor with these groups and legitimized a thinly cloaked gambit to bolster their power over the faculty. As troubling as this trend has become, there are ways to reverse it. The Fall of the Faculty outlines how we can revamp the system so that real educators can regain their voice in curriculum policy.

Student Lives in Crisis - Deepening Inequality in Times of Austerity (Paperback): Lorenza Antonucci Student Lives in Crisis - Deepening Inequality in Times of Austerity (Paperback)
Lorenza Antonucci
R563 Discovery Miles 5 630 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

In the greatest social change of the last twenty years about half of Europe's young people now attend university. Their lived experiences are however largely undocumented. Antonucci travelled across six cities and three European countries - England, Italy and Sweden - to provide the first ever comparison of the lives of university students across countries and socio-economic backgrounds. Contrasting students' resources and backgrounds, this original work exposes the profound social effects of austerity and the financial crisis on young people. Questionnaires and first person interviews reveal that, in contrast with what assumed by HE policies, participating in university exacerbates inequalities among young people. This work is a wake-up call for re-thinking the role of higher education in relation to social justice in European societies.

The New Treason of the Intellectuals - Can the University Survive? (Hardcover): Thomas Docherty The New Treason of the Intellectuals - Can the University Survive? (Hardcover)
Thomas Docherty
R507 Discovery Miles 5 070 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

The university is under threat. For forty years this indispensable democratic institution has been systematically betrayed by governments and the political class, who have redirected it from its proper social and cultural functions through a relentless programme of financialisation. Taking his cue from Julien Benda's classic polemical essay of 1927, Thomas Docherty exposes the forces behind modern university 'reform'. He demonstrates that the sector has been politicised and now works explicitly to advance a market-fundamentalist ideology that drives an ever-widening wedge between ordinary citizens and the privileged and wealthy. Against this, the intellectual and the university have an urgent duty to extend democracy and social justice. Looking to the future, Docherty concludes the book with seven hypotheses towards a manifesto and calls on intellectuals everywhere to assist in the survival of the species. -- .

Casebook Verfassungsrecht (German, Paperback, 8. Auflage): Christian Bumke, Andreas Vosskuhle Casebook Verfassungsrecht (German, Paperback, 8. Auflage)
Christian Bumke, Andreas Vosskuhle
R912 Discovery Miles 9 120 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Inhalt und Reichweite des deutschen Grundgesetzes sind wesentlich gepragt durch die Entscheidungen des Bundesverfassungsgerichts. Ziel des Casebooks ist es vor diesem Hintergrund, Studierenden, aber auch allen anderen Interessierten, die Argumentationsweise des Gerichts anhand von ausgewahlten und systematisch aufbereiteten Originalpassagen aus zentralen Entscheidungen des Bundesverfassungsgerichts naher zu bringen. Gleichzeitig soll auf diese Weise ein UEberblick uber die Grundzuge des deutschen Verfassungsrechts vermittelt werden. Fur die Neuauflage wurde das Werk umfassend aktualisiert. Die seit 2015 ergangenen Senats- und Kammerentscheidungen des Bundesverfassungsgerichts wurden sorgfaltig gesichtet und eingearbeitet. Ausserdem wurden mehrere Abschnitte des Casebooks neu gefasst und einige altere Passagen gestrichen. Eingegangen in die neue Auflage sind ferner einige AEnderungen, die im Rahmen der englischen UEbersetzung vorgenommen wurden. Im Jahre 2019 ist das Buch unter dem Titel "German Constitutional Law. Introduction, Cases, and Principles" bei Oxford University Press erschienen. "Lange und komplizierte Urteile werden mit einem kurzen Sachverhalt schnell zusammengefasst, ihre wichtigsten Stellen abgedruckt und richtig eingeordnet. Damit ist ein effizienteres Lernen moeglich [...] Darin liegt gerade der unschlagbare Vorteil des Casebooks: Es ist Urteilssammlung und (Kurz-)Lehrbuch in einem." Michael Stern, Justament http://www.justament.de/archives/7187 (12/2016) "Das Buch, das in idealer Weise allgemeine Grundrechtslehren in lehrbuchmassiger Darstellung mit ausgewahlten Auszugen massgebender Entscheidungen des BVerfG verknupft..." Adolf Rebler, Deutsches Verwaltungsblatt 2017, 1027

Navigating the Doctoral Journey - A Handbook of Strategies for Success (Hardcover): Amanda J Rockinson-Szapkiw, Lucinda S... Navigating the Doctoral Journey - A Handbook of Strategies for Success (Hardcover)
Amanda J Rockinson-Szapkiw, Lucinda S Spaulding
R1,549 Discovery Miles 15 490 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

This co-edited book provides doctoral candidates with a practical, cross-discipline handbook for successfully navigating the doctoral process - from initial program selection to the final dissertation defense and preparing for the faculty interview. Invited chapters from established higher education experts cover topics ranging from university and program selection, preparing for comprehensive exams and dissertation research, self-care and self-management strategies, and recommendations for maintaining personal and professional support systems. Each chapter includes strategies for success and practical tips, including how to create a study guide for the comprehensive examination, how to create a professional support group, how to talk to your family about the doctoral process, how to select and work with a chair and committee, how to identify an appropriate research design, how to navigate the IRB process, and how to master the research and writing process.

Can Oxford be Improved? - A View from the Dreaming Spires and the Satanic Mills (Paperback): Anthony Kenny, Robert Kenny Can Oxford be Improved? - A View from the Dreaming Spires and the Satanic Mills (Paperback)
Anthony Kenny, Robert Kenny
R321 Discovery Miles 3 210 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

In December 2006, dons at Oxford University caused turmoil by rejecting a set of governance reforms that were championed by their own vice-chancellor. This book is a response to these events, addressed in large part to Oxford's funders - government and benefactors - and is essential reading for all with an interest in the future of this great university. Sir Anthony Kenny was formerly Master of Balliol College, Oxford and president of the British Academy. He is the author of many books on philosophy and over forty years has held almost every kind of post in Oxford from graduate student to pro-vice-chancellor. Robert Kenny is managing director of a consulting firm.

The Legal Academic's Handbook (Paperback, 1st Ed. 2016): Chris Ashford, Jessica Guth The Legal Academic's Handbook (Paperback, 1st Ed. 2016)
Chris Ashford, Jessica Guth 1
R1,174 Discovery Miles 11 740 Ships in 10 - 20 work days

How do you become a legal academic? What skills and experience are necessary to progress your career? In which ways could you enrich your job? With contributions from more than 60 established academics, this handbook offers essential guidance on starting, pursuing, managing and advancing a career in legal academia. Whether you are looking for ways to overcome challenges or to seek out new opportunities, this book provides practical advice through relevant research, personal experience, and anecdotal evidence. Four fictional academics who want to pursue different career paths in different academic institutions are introduced at the start of the book. Each chapter then delves into a specific topic from the perspective of one of these academics, including: making the transition from legal practice, investigating gender issues, gaining recognition for teaching, building a research profile, and organising a specialist conference.

Leaving the Ivory Tower - The Causes and Consequences of Departure from Doctoral Study (Paperback): Barbara E. Lovitts Leaving the Ivory Tower - The Causes and Consequences of Departure from Doctoral Study (Paperback)
Barbara E. Lovitts
R1,164 Discovery Miles 11 640 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Graduate schools have faced attrition rates of approximately 50 percent for the past 40 years. They have tried to address the problem by focusing on student characteristics and by assuming that if they could make better, more informed admissions decisions, attrition rates would drop. Yet high attrition rates persist and may in fact be increasing. Leaving the Ivory Tower thus turns the issue around and asks what is wrong with the structure and process of graduate education. Based on hard evidence drawn from a survey of 816 completers and noncompleters and on interviews with noncompleters, high- and low-Ph.D productive faculty, and directors of graduate study, this book locates the root cause of attrition in the social structure and cultural organization of graduate education.

The University of Hertfordshire - Sixty Years of Innovation (Paperback): Owen Davies The University of Hertfordshire - Sixty Years of Innovation (Paperback)
Owen Davies
R411 Discovery Miles 4 110 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

1952 saw the opening of a new Technical College in Hatfield, built on land donated by Alan S Butler, Chairman of the de Havilland Aircraft Company. With its roots in Britain's pioneering aeronautical industry, the College was soon established as an innovative force in education. Having been at the forefront of developing new subjects such as Computer Science, it evolved continually, being redesignated as Hatfield Polytechnic in 1969 and becoming the University of Hertfordshire in 1992. The institution has been forged over time out of its Hertfordshire-wide constituent colleges and campuses, which were variously founded to offer training and inspiration in teaching, medicine, the arts, business, science and the humanities. Now the University of Hertfordshire has become an internationally recognised leader in both research and teaching, exemplifying what a university can achieve through embracing a broad curriculum. This is the history of the University of Hertfordshire, relating the challenges and achievements of sixty years in further and higher education. At the same time, through its focus on a single institution, the book illustrates the importance of the post-1992 higher education sector in advancing the knowledge economy and cultural life of the country. The University has both been shaped by and has informed government policy as it has developed and it now takes its place in an international context as part of the global education system. Founded on principles of widening participation in higher education, in its sixtieth year the University celebrates the life-changing experience of education and its great cultural, social and economic value. Through the stories and memories of individual students and members of staff, the book also illuminates the experience of the hundreds of thousands of students who have graduated, and the contribution of academic and professional staff in making the College, Polytechnic and University a success. Over the decades there has been continuous growth and development - and, always, a vibrant culture of learning. Looking forward, the book explores how the University of Hertfordshire is drawing upon its heritage to shape its future.

America's Research Universities - The Challenges Ahead (Paperback): Abraham Gitlow America's Research Universities - The Challenges Ahead (Paperback)
Abraham Gitlow
R1,096 Discovery Miles 10 960 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Research and teaching constitute the core purposes of America's research universities. The intellectual integrity of students' and scholars' work rests upon an ethical foundation, requiring a dedication to reasoned and civil dialogue, open minds, and reliance on evidence as the basis for conclusions. America's Research Universities discusses pressures and enticements that can undermine and weaken the intellectual integrity and the health of the universities themselves. Significant challenges include effective institutional governance in a context of diffuse power centers; financial solvency; security; housing; risk management; and outsourcing other support and serviced functions. This book is intended to increase understanding while helping our treasured universities surmount the challenges ahead.

The Department of Chemistry - UWI Mona (Hardcover): Robert Magnus The Department of Chemistry - UWI Mona (Hardcover)
Robert Magnus
R692 R653 Discovery Miles 6 530 Save R39 (6%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

The Department of Chemistry, UWI Mona is an account of the history of what was arguably the most prominent department during the first 20 years of the University. Operating within the Faculty of Natural Sciences, the quality of instruction and the level of research which has contributed to the development of public policy, as well as the number of postgraduate students produced, are all testament to the impact the Department and its graduates have had on society. From academia to industry and commerce in the private and public sectors, nationally and internationally, UWI Mona Chemistry Department graduates have proven themselves as leaders. Though focused on the Department of Chemistry, Ken Magnus and Robert Lancashire paid a vivid picture of the founding of the University College of the West Indies. The struggles, debates and victories of the fledgling institution are chronicled and enhanced by the inclusion of rare photographs and images. Thoroughly researched and lucidly presented, this book is a valuable addition to the annals of the University of the West Indies and the record of Caribbean history.

A Survival Kit for Doctoral Students and Their Supervisors - Traveling the Landscape of Research (Paperback): Lene Tanggaard,... A Survival Kit for Doctoral Students and Their Supervisors - Traveling the Landscape of Research (Paperback)
Lene Tanggaard, Charlotte Wegener
R887 Discovery Miles 8 870 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

A Survival Kit for Doctoral Students and Their Supervisors offers a hands-on guide to both students and supervisors on the doctoral journey, helping make the process as enjoyable as it is productive. Drawing on research from peer learning groups, contributed narratives, and their own programs, the authors emphasize the value of the doctoral partnership and the ways in which shared knowledge can facilitate a rewarding journey for students and their advisors. Grounded in theoretical and empirical material, the book helps participants navigate the doctoral process with personal stories and examples from a variety of researchers. A discussion of common challenges and the inclusion of practical tips further enhance the book's diverse range of helpful resources.

Academics of Jewish Origin in the History of the Jagiellonian University (Hardcover): Wieslaw Kozub-Ciembroni Academics of Jewish Origin in the History of the Jagiellonian University (Hardcover)
Wieslaw Kozub-Ciembroni
R1,117 R880 Discovery Miles 8 800 Save R237 (21%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

The book Academics of Jewish Origin in the History of the Jagiellonian University is a collective work, an anniversary publication connected with the celebrations of 650 years since the foundation of the Cracow academy in 1364; making it undoubtedly one of the elite group of universities that were to see their beginnings before the end of the 14th century in Medieval Europe.

Higher Education of People of Color - Views on Effectiveness of Historically Black Colleges & Universities & Encouraging... Higher Education of People of Color - Views on Effectiveness of Historically Black Colleges & Universities & Encouraging Pursuit of STEM Careers (Hardcover)
Dana G Perry
R4,497 Discovery Miles 44 970 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

The Black College and University Act defined a historically black college and university (HBCU) as one that existed before 1964 with a historic and contemporary mission of educating blacks while being open to all. An HBCU must either have earned accreditation from a nationally recognised accrediting agency or association or be making reasonable progress toward accreditation. The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights conducted a briefing on May 5, 2006, to assess the educational effectiveness of HBCUs. This book discusses HBCUs and examines why minority college students who begin their college studies intending to major in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) leave these disciplines in disproportionate numbers before graduation.

Makrooekonomik - Eine Einfuhrung in die Theorie der Guter-, Arbeits- und Finanzmarkte (German, Paperback, 6., uberarbeitete... Makrooekonomik - Eine Einfuhrung in die Theorie der Guter-, Arbeits- und Finanzmarkte (German, Paperback, 6., uberarbeitete Auflage)
Lutz Arnold
R752 Discovery Miles 7 520 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Die vorliegende Neuauflage ist grundlegend uberarbeitet und auf den neuesten Stand gebracht worden. Lutz Arnold behandelt aktuelle Themen wie die neuen Regelungen zur Bankenregulierung und die europaische Staatsschuldenkrise. Hinzugekommen sind ausserdem die Problematik der Einfuhrung eines allgemeinen Mindestlohns in Deutschland und die Explosion der Target-Salden. Aus Rezensionen zur 5. Auflage: "Wer sich mit einer oberflachlichen Makro-Einfuhrung nicht zufriedengibt, sondern anspruchsvollere Lekture sucht, liegt mit diesem Buch genau richtig." Studium 2016/17, Ausgabe 99, S. 19-20

The PhD Viva - How to Prepare for Your Oral Examination (Paperback): Peter Smith The PhD Viva - How to Prepare for Your Oral Examination (Paperback)
Peter Smith
R864 Discovery Miles 8 640 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

This indispensable book helps PhD candidates to understand the viva process and to prepare and present their work in the best possible manner. With concrete guidance, examples and activities throughout, it covers everything from the constitution of the PhD viva panel and how to prepare as the event draws closer to typical questions and how to answer them. Chapters are enriched with authentic case studies and insights from successful PhD graduates. This text is suitable for PhD and other doctoral degree students across all disciplines, and helpful to supervisors and examiners.

The Effective Scientist - A Handy Guide to a Successful Academic Career (Hardcover): Corey J. A. Bradshaw The Effective Scientist - A Handy Guide to a Successful Academic Career (Hardcover)
Corey J. A. Bradshaw; Illustrated by Rene Campbell
R1,414 Discovery Miles 14 140 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

What is an effective scientist? One who is successful by quantifiable standards, with many publications, citations, and students supervised? Yes, but there is much more. Truly effective scientists need to have influence beyond academia, usefully applying and marketing their research to non-scientists. This book therefore takes an all-encompassing approach to improving the scientist's career. It begins by focusing on writing and publishing - a scientist's most important weapon in the academic arsenal. Part two covers the numerical and financial aspects of being an effective scientist, and Part three focuses on running a lab effectively. The book concludes by discussing the more entertaining and philosophical aspects of being an effective scientist. Little of this material is taught in university, but developing these skills is vital to maximize the chance of being effective. Written by a scientist for scientists, this practical and entertaining book is a must-read for every early career-scientist, regardless of specialty.

Weltraumrecht (German, Paperback): Marcus Schladebach Weltraumrecht (German, Paperback)
Marcus Schladebach
R571 Discovery Miles 5 710 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Sechzig Jahre nach dem Beginn der Raumfahrt hat sich mit dem Weltraumrecht kontinuierlich ein voelkerrechtliches Teilrechtsgebiet entwickelt, dessen Grundlagen und aktuelle Herausforderungen in diesem Lehrbuch behandelt und diskutiert werden. AEhnlich wie das Seerecht fur die Meere oder das Luftrecht fur den Luftraum versucht das Weltraumrecht, eine internationale Rechtsordnung fur den verkehrlich neu erschlossenen Interaktionsraum, den Weltraum, zu schaffen. Dabei gilt es einerseits den Weltraum als Gemeinschaftsraum ohne einzelstaatliche Hoheitsgewalt zu bewahren, andererseits aber die vielfaltigen staatlichen und neuerdings privaten Nutzungsinteressen im Weltraum zu berucksichtigen und in einen rechtlichen Ausgleich zu bringen. Der dem Menschen eigene Forscherdrang wird dafur sorgen, dass sich in Zukunft vermehrt weltraumrechtliche Fragen stellen werden. Fur Bibliotheken gelten bei diesem Titel abweichende Konditionen; bitte wenden Sie sich an den Vertrieb.

University Engagement and Environmental Sustainability (Paperback): Patricia Inman, Diana Robinson University Engagement and Environmental Sustainability (Paperback)
Patricia Inman, Diana Robinson
R485 Discovery Miles 4 850 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Universities have a key role to play in contributing to environmental development and combating climate change. The chapters within this volume detail the challenges faced by higher education institutions in considering environmental sustainability, and provide both a broad view of university engagement and a detailed examination of various projects. As part of this series in association with the Place and Social Capital and Learning (PASCAL) International Observatory, the three key PASCAL themes of place management, lifelong learning and the development of social capital are considered throughout the book. While universities have historically generated knowledge outside of specific local contexts, this book argues that it is particularly important for them to engage with the local community and to consider diverse perspectives and assets when looking at issues within an ecological context. The chapters in this volume provide new perspectives and frames of reference for transforming universities by engaging in the development of resilient communities. -- .

To Restore American Democracy - Political Education and the Modern University (Paperback): Robert E. Calvert To Restore American Democracy - Political Education and the Modern University (Paperback)
Robert E. Calvert; Contributions by Benjamin R. Barber, Robert G. Bottoms, Jean Bethke Elshtain, William A. Galston, …
R934 Discovery Miles 9 340 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

At a time when democracy in America suffers from a profound sense of cynicism, lack of trust, and disengagement, especially among young adults, this book is a much needed antidote. Here are original essays by some of the most distinguished and insightful political thinkers of our time. No armchair observers, they have advised presidents, been public servants, testified before Congress, helped other countries draft constitutions, worked as journalists, and won teaching awards. They participate ardently in the polity and civil society they write about here. The main focus of the essays is what role universities might be able to play in reviving a sense of citizenship and civic responsibility in our society. They represent different perspectives and differing opinions, making this a rich stimulus for discussion and action. At stake is nothing less than the future strength of democracy in the United States.

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